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David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s “HENRY IV, PART 2”: A Retelling in Prose — Act 5, Scene 5 and Epilogue

— 5.5 — In a public street near Westminster Abbey, two men were strewing rushes, plants that were usually used as floor coverings, on the street. King Henry V was being crowned, and he would be traveling on this street … Continue reading

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David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s “HENRY IV, PART 2”: A Retelling in Prose — Act 5, Scene 4

— 5.4 — On a street in London, some Beadles — officers of the law who handled and punished petty offences — had arrested Mistress Quickly and Doll Tearsheet, who were not happy about being arrested. “No, you arrant good-for-nothing,” Mistress … Continue reading

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David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s “HENRY IV, PART 2”: A Retelling in Prose — Act 5, Scene 3

— 5.3 — In Justice Shallow’s orchard in Gloucestershire were Falstaff, Justice Shallow, Justice Silence, Davy, Bardolph, and the page. They had eaten the evening meal, and now Justice Shallow wanted his guests to talk together and eat snacks in … Continue reading

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David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s “HENRY IV, PART 2”: A Retelling in Prose — Act 5, Scene 2

— 5.2 — Warwick and the Lord Chief Justice talked together in the palace at Westminster. The Lord Chief Justice expected trouble after the death of King Henry IV. Prince Hal would become King Henry V, and Prince Hal and … Continue reading

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David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s “HENRY IV, PART 2”: A Retelling in Prose — Act 5, Scene 1

— 5.1 — Falstaff was visiting Justice Shallow in his house in Gloucestershire. With them were Falstaff’s page and Bardolph. Justice Shallow said to Falstaff, “I swear by cock and pie, sir, you shall not go away from here tonight. … Continue reading

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David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s “HENRY IV, PART 2”: A Retelling in Prose — Act 4, Scene 5

— 4.5 — King Henry IV lay in a bed in another room. With him were his sons Prince Thomas of Clarence and Prince Humphrey of Gloucester. Also with him were Warwick and some others. “Let there be no noise … Continue reading

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David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s “HENRY IV, PART 2”: A Retelling in Prose — Act 4, Scene 4

— 4.4 — In the Jerusalem Chamber in the palace at Westminster, King Henry IV was meeting with two of his sons: Prince Thomas of Clarence and Prince Humphrey of Gloucester. Warwick and others were also present. Using the royal … Continue reading

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